What rules apply for traveling with children on Kenya Airways flights?
The age limits for children shall be those in effect on the date of commencement of travel. Infants, children under 2 years of age, may travel on the lap of the accompanying adult. Infants may also travel in their own seat when they are booked as infant occupying a seat. One adult passenger may be accompanied by a maximum of 2 infants of whom at least one must be booked as infant occupying a seat.
Are there any discounts offered for children and infants on Kenya Airways flights?
On all Kenya Airways flights, discounts are offered for both children and infants:
- The child fare will apply for accompanied children 2 through 11 years of age and infants under 2 years of age with reserved seats, who will pay 75% of the applicable adult fare.
- The infant fare will apply for infants under 2 years of age without a seat, who will pay 10% of the applicable adult fare.
The child fare will not apply for children traveling alone as Unaccompanied Minors.
Baggage Allowances for Infants
Baggage allowances for children depend on whether the infant will occupy a seat or not:
- Infants who bought a ticket and were assigned a seat will have the baggage allowance corresponding to their travel class.
- Infants who did not purchase a ticket and will not occupy a seat are allowed one piece of hand baggage (max. 12 kg and 55 x 25 x 35 cm).
- For all infants, one fully collapsible stroller plus one car seat are accepted free of charge.
For passengers’ safety and security reasons, baby strollers are not allowed in the passenger cabin as hand baggage. Strollers must always be checked. A Limited Release Tag (LRT) is a special type of baggage tag that is attached to non-standard pieces of luggage such as strollers. The LRT releases Kenya Airlines from liability should this item become damaged.
Amenities for Infants and Children
On Kenya Airways flights, a baby food service is available, but a prior booking is required. Baby cots that can hold a maximum weight of 11 kg (24.25 lbs) are also available, but provided on a first come first served basis, due to space limitations on the aircraft. Be sure to book early in order to take advantage of these services.
Traveling while Pregnant
All women that present a single uncomplicated pregnancy are allowed to fly up to the end of the 36th week. Women with more than 28 weeks of pregnancy are required to bring a doctor’s certificate with them.
Women with multiple uncomplicated pregnancy with are allowed to fly up to the end of the 32th week. Women with more than 28 weeks of pregnancy are required to bring a doctor’s certificate with them.
Women with complicated pregnancies need a clearance certificate from a Kenya Airways doctor to board the plane.
Usually, pregnant women with more than 28 gestational weeks are not encouraged to travel to avoid any type of unexpected complications.